TITAN Property Platinum Winner

2021

River Palace

Entrant Company

Yiwu Wurong Real Estate Co., Ltd.

Category

Property Development - Residential High-rise

Client's Name

Yiwu Wurong Real Estate Co., Ltd.

Country / Region

China

China's Jiangsu and Zhejiang provinces have been a prosperous region since ancient times. It enjoys not only a warm livable natural environment but also a profound and ever-evolving cultural context, thus becoming an ideal model of quality cultural life.

The project is located in Yiwu, the center of Zhejiang province. It faces the scenery of the Riverside Green Corridor Park, which covers an area of one million square meters along the main river section. Surrounded by natural settings, the project is positioned to explore the art of urban living, to achieve mutual complementation with the site, and to pursue cultural implications that have been passed down.

Framed by simple and fluid lines, a series of “glass boxes” erect on the river bank, and present staggered heights of facades by drawing inspiration from the natural rhythm of river tides. The vertical facades, shaped in a sail-like form, adopt large glass curtain walls to create transparency, interact with the sunlight and become a metaphor to imply that the city sweeps ahead in full sail. The ratio of windows to floor is between 29% and 33%. Dark coffee and champagne gold aluminum panels frame the vertical building volumes. With no redundant frames to block the sight, the facades appear like glistening mirrors, and dissolve the boundary between the architecture and art.

The wide-open windows express the building’s fashionable metropolitan style and provide the living rooms with an open view over the river. Furthermore, such a design introduces abundant, varying natural light throughout the day and brings in the view of the sparkling river water, resulting in stunning visual experiences. When light and shadow falling down, the staggered facades appear more three-dimensional and rhythmic. Additionally, the designers deconstructed the mediocre large width of architectural space, to allow the apartments to embrace river scenery and let future dwellers perceive the thriving civilization of the city. To make more concessions to the landscape, the team canceled the design of a central building. Instead, a central landscape garden covering 28,000 square meters is enclosed in the middle to provide an open view inside the community.

Credits

goa
Lu Hao
2021
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Entrant Company

gronych + dollega architekten

Category

Architecture - Residential (Single)

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Denmark
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Entrant Company

Lars Gitz Architects

Category

Architecture - Conceptual

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Entrant Company

Lars Gitz Architects

Category

Architecture - Best Accessibility Design

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Entrant Company

FZU-VOGUE Interior Design

Category

Interior Design - Residential

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